The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 4, 1967 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 4, 1967
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Gelling to Know You Somehow it seemed it never would be necessary to write this piece. But this week, BIytheville High School's Student Council officers reported they are 70 sleeping spaces shy ol' accommodating the 350 Student Council delegates from over Arkansas who'll be here Thursday and Friday for the state convention. The fact that 280 of the delegates already have been placed in homes speaks well enough of the warmth and friendliness of our good burghers. But Arkansas is nothing if it is not gracious people, who look for opportunities to offer help. It is one of the delightful characteristics of the state and one which hopefully will never change. Hospitality is its own reward, for by extending it, one is privileged to come to know others under the best of all conditions. Those who offer rooms to the visiting students should look upon it as an adventure in human relations. (Which brings to mind one BIy- theville family who offered a young woman a room once. The family hears from this Texas houswife each Christinas and Easter without fail, though it has been 25 years since they had this woman in their home.) Although no one would be so foolish as to generalize about the habits and caracter of 350 persons (be they adult or teen-age), it does seem likely that the young people who will be here for this week's convention by and large will represent some of Arkansas' finest, in that they were elected by their respective student bodies. Now, will pick up the phone tomorrow, dial BHS (PO 2-2772) and give one or more of these students the opportunity of knowing what fine people we have here? Qf Civic Responsibilities Length of Grand Jury Report seems to indicate a resurgence of interest among our leading citizens in the quality of our public facilities and governmental service. High calibre of the men who were members of that Grand Jury indicates that the corrections and improvements can be made if the rest of our citizenry also becomes interested. The Grand Jury strongly criticized sloppy housekeeping at the Courthouse and pointed out needed improvements at the County Jail, the County Library and the County Farm. Most important was the recommendation that the Osceola Memorial Hospital be doubled in size. Surely every thinking citizen wants to be sure that a hospital bed is available should he or a loved one need that bed. Surely every Christian wants hospital care available for anyone who is injured or ill to (he extent that hospital care Is needed. So why quibble about hospital expansion? Federal and state funds pay the greater part of hospital construction. However, some local funds must be provided. We think South Mississippi County should have a hospital fully adequate to serve the people and we think county tax funds should be appropriated for support of the hospital so that hospital charges will not be higher than they are in other places. Hospital expansion project should be started right now. Any day now, one of your loved ones may be seriously ill and the hospital may have to tell you, "Sorry, there is no bed available." HI or not, we'd like to be able to say about our community: "We have beautiful churches, good schools, good and well-kept public buildings, and a fine hospital." Osceola Times ,••••*••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*•••« Show Beat by Dick Kleintr Hollywood (NBA) Watch for an Ann-Margret television special next season, with Gower Champion directing Michelle Lee, capitalizing on her "How to Succeed" success, he says, "I could. I'm not sure what I'd do, because I'm really not qualified for an""-'- -\ The only things I've ever dona are sing in saloon;., u .... , truck and chop cotton. But I'd Ilcl iivn iv wu i^.Gi5u t>uv^\-iAj ( _..., will make her big-time club bow j Set by somehow." in New York's Persian Room in This is all very academic July....Reginald Owen, at 79, is playing Roz Russell's butler in "Rosie"- and it's his 150th picture A newsome twosome speculation. Dean Jones is here to stay. His problem isn't so much finding jobs as choosing which job to take. around town raised a few eye-! Ha'll do a film at Disney in September and, before then, has his choice of a movie in Rome, another one here at 20th Century Fox, an off-Broadway play (by Murray Schisgal) or some delicious nothing. It's a. hard choice. 14 TH Safety Still Possible When the Governor's Committee on Railroad Crossing Safety recently recommended that boulevard stop signs be placed at all crossings within the state's municipalities, this newspaper urged Bootheel city councils to comply. One of the first to act was the Kennett City Council, which petitioned the Highway Department for permission to erect such signs at crossings on the North and South Bypasses. The Highway Department has refused permission, stating that the signs may well create an additional hazard because of heavy vehicular traffic and a 45-mile-per-hour speed limit on both bypasses. On the face of it, this may appear to be a contradiction of two state agencies, but in the light of (he Highway Department's explanation, we are inclined to agree with the state agency, an agreement that will undoubtedly come as a surprise to the department in view of our usual critical attitude. Stop signs at the bypasses, on second thought, could produce more rear-end colli- sions than any single factor we can think of. Tailgaling motorists, unaware of the boulevard stop signs, could easily plow into the back end of the car in front attempting to stop. Statistics for bringing cars to a halt from a speed of 45 miles per hour are rather frightening; we suspect lawyers would have more "whip-lash" law suits than they could possibly handle. On the other hand, boulevard stop signs on strictly municipal streets make sense, since motorists are traveling at slower rates of speed and can, theoretically, stop much easier without running the risk of rear-end collisions. We commend the City Council and Mayor Astrachan for their efforts to follow ttie recommendations of the Governor's Safety Committee. There is nothing to prevent these recommendations from being followed on local streets where the danger of train-auto collisions is perhaps even greater than on the bypasses.—Daily Dunklin Democrat (Kennet, Mo.) BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Appalacbia 'Deprived-Lesson for All America JACOBY ON BRIDGE NOETH A87654 V 1098 476 EAST AAQ10 ¥32 4J98C4 WEST AKJ92 V4 4Q1032 *QJ108 SOUTH (D) A3 M AKQJ765 4 AK *A76 Neither vulnerable West North East South 2V Pass 2N.T. Pass 6» Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — 4h Q dummy's fifth spade is a potential trick. You must decide to work on the spade suit. Can you afford to draw trumps first? No! You need every one of dummy's trumps as an entry. You win the first trick in your own hand. You also need dummy's king of clubs as an entry. You lead a spade. An oppo- three and the other four. Then I Dent wins and leads a club to dummy's king. You ruff a spade and must be careful to ruff it with a high trump. You need all your low trumps to get to dummy. From now on it is duck soup You lead a trump to dummy' eight, ruff another spade high lead a trump to dummy's nine ruff one more spade high, lea a trump to dummy's ten. Dis card your losing club on tha fifth spade and make th twelfth trick with your remain ing high trump. WASHINGTON (NBA) By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondents Newspaper Enterprise Assn. A strange thing happened to two psychiatrists who went with a team to help "unfortunate, de- stricken areas of Appalachia. They did find people in need of help. But they found other things. They said: "We have seen few 'neurotic' problems in mountain schools. Teachers do not describe and we have not seen that mixture of ability and nonperformance that characterizes the child with a 'learning block.'" "We have to comment," they noted in describing the poverty of Appalachia, "on the difference between a (poor mountain) youth who may have 'little' in the economic sense ahead of him, but a firm idea of exactly who he is, where he comes from ^nd what he would like...and a | (city middle-class) youth who has a 'lot', (but who is uncertain)...about where he will go or what he will do..." The two psychiatrists, Dr. Robert Coles of Harvard and Dr. Joseph Brenner of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found a "greater sense of family, of shared allegiance to parents and grandparents that somehow makes for relatively more cb - ooerative activity frolic and eventually work than South's six heart call is a substantial overbid. You would have simply signed off at four hearts after your partner's negative two no-trump response. Or would you? Most players tend to overbid tbeir very good hands and you may have reached a slam on bidding along the lines shown in the box. It is really important to make 12 tricks if you are in a slam. It still pays to make 12 tricks if you have slopped at four or five. West opens the queen of clubs. How do you go about getting that twelfth trick? Note that it can only come in clubs or inn spades and that it will take a miracle for it to come in clubs. It won't take a miracle for it to come in spades. You see that dummy holds five spades. You hold one so that one opponent may hold "'a* 'bout it, AU—4o you think wt eoi/U get a nfvtd trim tlit travel bureau?" one sees among many other American children." They found brothers and sisters living and playing together "without evidence of the charged, defiant "individuality 1 , one finds so often in middle-class city homes"! They believe "a nation ttiat knows widespread delinquency" and which has "almost made a virtue of youth's rebellion and fast departure from home" Will be interested in what makes these Appalachian youth stick to the family and strongly want to return home if they do move away. * * * The secret, the two men found, was that these young men and women have strong ties to cousins, to neighbors, to a host of relatives as well as parents. These ties come, said the psychiatrists, because "even children learn that a family is no laughing matter—no temporary arrangement characterized by divorce, constant movement and a strictly limited membership, lucky to include anyone outside a set of parents and...a matching set of children. Kin- relatives of one sort or another— have a real and well-known meaning." "Since families mean a lot, in old age they continue to mean a lot. The elderly are usually spared that final sense of abandonment and uselessness so commonly the fate of the middle class suburban aged." In addition, the two medical men said, they found in the mountain children "a developing intimacy with the soil, the land's surface and variations., its changing height, its bodies of water, its ability to produce food or supply ore...Children i learn to care for animals, to I feed them and clean up after them, to help them in sickness to have them as company, a kind of uncomplicated, nonhuman company." They told of a white mother who recently left Appalachia for the North. She had said, "You get up here and you can get a job better than back home, but whether it's worth it or not to tell the truth, I'm not sure. The other day I told my husband that I don't think my children ever see the earth any more. There are the buildings and the sidewalk and the roads, and then there's some more buildings...!^ going to be telling my little kids that someday we'll go back home and they'll see what the earth looks like, and the trees, and then they'll be able to walk as they please..." It may be that these so-called "deprived" have something to teach us of the privileged city should be a reverse "poverty program." brows—Bobby Darin and Anjanette Comer . . . Shari Lewis and Jeremy Tarcher, her publisher-husband, moved to Los Angeles and they dread the arrival of the moving bill— they shipped some beautiful metal- and slate furniture and it weighed in at eight tons. Dean Jones is young and handsome, talented and solvent. Not many Hollywood stars can make that statement. His solvency is not only a tribute to his ability—he just signed a new five-year contract with Walt Disney Studios—but also to an innate level-headedness that is pretty rare in this town. Most Hollywood stars, especially the young ones, go berserk when feey get a break and start buying cars and houses as though there was no day after tomorrow. Not our Dean. . "I used to sing for $3 a nighi,' Dean says. "If you lose that kind of a job( it doesn't hurt much. But the more you're making, the more it hurts if you lose it. "I try to pay cash for everything I buy. When I bought our house, I put three-quarters of tt : 3 price down. My payments are only $271 a month. I could meet that digging ditches jf I had to." Dean and his family—he and his wife and two daughters, 12 and 10—lead a good life. But they haven't been spoiled by it. "If I ever had to quit all this," Do you know of the phrase, ' the 'to origin wing it"? This.bit of trivia came up in a conversation with Buddy Ebsen. He was talking about how he has changed his acting technique lately. "I used to memorize my lines," he said, "by putting them on a tape recorder and playing it over and over, until I knew them by heart. But after a few years I found that my brain was too full of too many lines that sounded the same, and I began getting headaches and suffering from nervousness as a result. I decided no show is worSi a stroke. So now I wing it. "By that, I mean winging it in the original sense of the words. In the old days, road show actors would go from company to company and from play to play without .really having time to learn their lines. They would put up their sides— the pages containing their lines—on a board in the wings and read them quickly before each scene. "That's what they meant by winging it. And that's wJiat I do now and it's working well. No more headaches. 75 Years Ago —In BlytheYille James Terry, J. P. Garrott and C. L. McV/aters, Jr., left this morning for Oklahoma City to attend the Southeast Area Council of the YMCA. Mrs. W. H. Wylie was the only guest when Mrs. Paul Jobe was hostess to members of Club Eight for an afternoon of bridge. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse D. Davis and Mr. and Mrs. William S. Rayder were hosts to 80 guests and club members of the Dell Supper Club for their monthly supper dance at the Legion Hut last night. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Cupples will spend this weekend in Little Rock. COT Bl.TTIKTn.LB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NMVS CO. B W. HAINE5 FUBLISHEB I1AKKT A. RAINES Assistant ,'nbU.sher-Editor PACT, D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Atlvertlslnn Represents tl?e Wailarc Wittner Co. New Vork, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta Memphis Ser.ond-class postage paid at BIytheville Artr Member of the Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the cltj ol BlyiBf- nlle or any suburban town whem carrier service is maintained sic per week $1.50 p»r montn. B; mail within a radius of 3« mils!,. S8.00 per year S500 tor six months, S3.UO tor three month;. Hf mall, outside 50 mile radius '18.00 n?r year payable In advance. Mail subscriptions are not accepted In towns and cities where Tb« Courier News carrier service la maintained Mall subscriptions arc nayable In advance. NOTE: The counei tvvfn assume! no responsibility for photograph* manuscripts, engravings or nutl l«ft with it for possible publication. Olio Answer to Previous Puzzle Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Q—Do patients with multiple,tola! flotation therapy, sclerosis have pain? How long' Q—My sister, 56, has multiple the Doctor Says does one have it before being crippled with it? A—Rather than pain, numbness is often a symptom of multiple sclerosis. The course and severity of tiie disease is extremely varied. Although no cure is known, some victims lave long periods in which they are free or nearly free of symp- oms. Many are never crippled vith it even though they have t for many years—others may lecome severely crippled with- n a few months. Q—My wife is confined to bed with multiple sclerosis. She has an open sore at (fie end of her spine. What causes this and what can be done for it? A —• Bed sores or pressure ores may occur in anyone who s confined to bed for a long ime. The best treatment would e the use of a special mattress o equalize the pressure of the iody on all parts, and known as BIytheville (Ark.) Courier News Tuesday, April 4, 1967 Page Six sclerosis and is confined to a wheel chair. Where can I get some information about this disease? A — Excellent pamplets on home care and other aspects of this disease can be had by writing to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (257 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y. 10010). They can also tell you the location of fte nearest chapter to your home. Q—Is it possible to develop adhesions in the abdomen fol- owing a severe contusion incurred in an auto accident? A — Adhesions are a growing together of cut surfaces fol- owing an operation or inflamed surfaces associated with an Infection. It would be rare but not mpossible for adhesions to form following ;i contusion that bruised the lining of some abdominal organs. In any case, the adhesions would not cause any trouble unless they resulted in an intestinal obstruction. Q — How many different diseases are there? A-This is something like ask- ing how many different tunes there are in the world. Some doctors get around this one by stating that fiiere are no diseases—just sick people. If some oi them seem to have certain features in common, these feRtures may be used as a guide to possible lines of treatment but in the practice of medicine there are few, if any, infallible rules. The exceptions keep us on our guard and keep us from getting bored with our work. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Found only in the southwest Pacific island of New Caledonia, the cagou, like many birds throughout the world, is in danger of becoming extinct. A member of the crane family, the cagou has an orange beak, white feathers, short wings and is about the size of a chicken. Like the kiwi of New Zealand, it cannot fly. According to The World Almanac, there are only about 20 cagtfus in New Caledonia, where thousands once liv d. Copyright « 19«7, K«w«pu«f SBUrpil** Jusa. 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